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  • My Mother's Wedding Dressby Justine Picardie

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 11.40

    In this absolutely unique treasure trove of fashion, family memoir and literature, Justine Picardie tells a sequence of stories that reveal the fabric of the past, and how a family has fashioned itself through the clothes that they have worn: from her mother?s black wedding dress to her first party frock, a translucent winged fairy outfit that provided... more...

  • Gucci Mamas, Armani Angelsby Cate Kendall

    Penguin Random House Australia 2013; US$ 10.15

    Desperate Housewives meets Sex and the City ! Give yourself a treat with two hilariously satirical novels from Australian chick-lit author Cate Kendall. GUCCI MAMAS Once a down-to-earth girl, Mim Woolcott wakes up one day and realises she is keeping Prada, Louis Vuitton and numerous day spas in business and her life has descended into a merry-go-round... more...

  • Daily Life through Trade: Buying and Selling in World Historyby James Anderson

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 68.00

    From ancient to modern times, trade has played an integral role in connecting disparate cultures and places on the earth?indeed, the existence of commercial trade across human civilization means that "globalization" is hardly a recent phenomenon or trend. Daily Life through Trade: Buying and Selling in World History documents how the importance... more...

  • The Gift of Thanksby Margaret Visser

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; Not Available

    An inquiry into what we mean when we say "thank you." Visser examines all aspects of gratitude ranging from cultural histories to modern customs including mythology, folklore and fiction. more...

  • Women's Roles in Asiaby Kathleen Nadeau; Sangita Rayamajhi

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    All around the world, women's important role in history has only recently been acknowledged. Asia is no exception. Despite a long record of achievements, women's experiences in South, Southeast, and East Asia go largely untold. This compelling book looks at women's lives in contemporary Asia, and reviews the cultural similarities?and differences?in... more...

  • Street Food around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Cultureby Bruce Kraig; Colleen Sen

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 100.00

    Street foods run deep throughout human history and show the movements of peoples and their foods across the globe. For example, mandoo, manti, momo, and b?ozi: all of these types of dumplings originated in Central Asia and spread across the Old World beginning in the 12th century. This encyclopedia surveys common street foods in about 100 countries... more...

  • Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing around the World [2 volumes]by Jill Condra

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00

    The contributors to Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing around the World examine clothing that is symbolic of the people who live in regions all over the world, providing a historical and geographic perspective that illustrates how people dress and explains the reasons behind the material, design, and style. The encyclopedia... more...

  • Marriage Customs of the World: An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]by George Monger

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00

    This second edition of Marriage Customs of the World examines historical context, social significance, and current trends and controversies of matrimony in the Western world as well as other cultures. Apart from detailing the ceremonies from specific countries, the book identifies specific elements of the wedding event and discusses them in a comparative... more...

  • Cubaby Ted Henken; Miriam Celaya; Dimas Castellanos

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 89.00

    In this era of ever-increasing globalization and communication across national borders, Cuba remains an isolated island oddly out of step with the rest of the world. And yet, Cuba is beginning to evolve via the important if still insufficient changes instituted by Raul Castro, who became president in 2008. This book supplies a uniquely independent,... more...

  • The Virtues of the Tableby Julian Baggini

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 13.32

    How we eat, farm and shop for food is not only a matter of taste. Our choices regarding what we eat involve every essential aspect of our human nature: the animal, the sensuous, the social, the cultural, the creative, the emotional and the intellectual. Thinking seriously about food requires us to consider our relationship to nature, to our fellow... more...